This month I’m going to post all Christmas-related things. First up, from the ’80’s, something I’ve posted before: one of my favorite Christmas commercials:
On his TV show in 1954, Liberace celebrated Thanksgiving by playing some tunes and killing a turkey. If you’ve never seen the episode (and why would you have?) here it is.
[via Dinner is Served 1972]
- What’s better, milk chocolate or dark?
- If you haven’t seen the “David S. Pumpkins” sketch from SNL, here it is. It’s such a ridiculous concept but for some reason very funny. (Sorry, the costume is already sold out.)
- Turner Classic Movies is showing some great films for Halloween the next few days, including House of Wax, Earth vs. the Flying Saucers, The Blob, Young Frankenstein, and all of the Universal horror flicks like Dracula and The Wolf Man. Here’s the schedule.
- And since the cold weather has locked in for the season, it’s time for Hot Chocolate and Baked Pumpkin Donuts.
From last night’s Saturday Night Live:
Last weekend, CBS Sunday Morning had a special tribute to host Charles Osgood, who is leaving the show after 22 years (and 45 years at CBS). Here’s all 90 minutes (I don’t think it’s in order but all of the different segments are here. Just hit the play button and they’ll all play):
These reunion things aren’t always that great, but this is actually well done, because the actors slip easily into their past roles and the writing is clever and has a lot of references to the show for fans.
- AllRecipes has a ton of Labor Day recipes to try, from old-fashioned potato salad to fried chicken and even ice cream sandwiches.
- Here’s a really handy guide to all of the fall TV season and series premieres.
- Nobody understands The New Yorker’s Gene Wilder cartoon.
- Some people don’t think handwriting is important anymore (but some people do).
- What killed the jingle?